Dzôn, who is contesting the Tynant by-election as the Wales’s People’s Party candidate has said if elected one of his priorities will be to work with the Beddau and Tynant Community Library to boost access to jobs and prosperity.
Dzôn, known professionally as Jonathan Bishop, is the chief executive officer of Crocels, which is an organisation that provides multimedia education and community regeneration in the South Wales Valleys. He says Crocels will be at the forefront of his plans for the area. “Crocels has already provided many work experience opportunities for young people and those with disabilities, and this is something I’d be looking to build on in partnership with the volunteer-run library, which is currently being founded,” he said. “Crocels is working on projects, including chat-books – to make literature more accessible to people with certain learning difficulties – and I plan through making use the Access to Work scheme I could give those people with disabilities jobs working on projects like this supported by those who may not have any disability.”
Projects that Dzôn has worked on include The Emotivate Project, which gave 11 young people from the Llantwit Fardre and Pontypridd area the chance to design and paint a mural in the St Dyfrig’s Underpass in Treforest. Dzon is a member of the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals and is currently being assessed to become a Fellow of the institution.